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  • Summary: Gaylord Oakes (Hopkins) is a veteran CIA agent who must transform sarcastic, street-wise punk Jake Hayes (Rock) into a sophisticated and savvy spy to replace his murdered identical twin brother. (Touchstone Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 33
  2. Negative: 14 out of 33
  1. 80
    Deft, funny and intelligently scary.
  2. 60
    From the plotting and the characterizations to the explosions and excessive use of blue light filters, everything about Bad Company has been done and seen before.
  3. Though they're a good pair (Hopkins and Rock), this isn't a very good movie. It's slick but hollow.
  4. Some of this stuff is uncomfortably close to minstrelsy. Bad Company closes on a patriotic note in a brief scene that pays heartfelt tribute to the terrorist-thwarting sacrifices of the CIA. Timing is everything, I guess.
  5. 38
    Schumacher doesn't leave an imprint on the film -- it could be the work of any second-rate director.
  6. 25
    A Jerry Bruckheimer production, which gives the movie a disquieting sense of stupidity.
  7. Reviewed by: Sam Allis
    The major problem with this alleged comic thriller is it is neither funny nor thrilling. Neither the heavies nor the good guys are believable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 9 out of 17
  1. Jul 15, 2014
    Bad Company has a good mix of action and comedy. The movie has Hopkins and Rock as an action
    duo. The movie works because of the constant
    action and acting from the cast. Expand
  2. Dec 18, 2012
    It was a shame to see Anthony Hopkins in a movie like this, who the hell thought that these couple could work together?? totally different types of actors, this was a big fail. Collapse
  3. [Anonymous]
    Dec 2, 2005
    In a word: Awful.

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